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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Returning home

Leaving Durham

Studying abroad is a formative experience for most students, a time full of adventure, reflection, discovery and change. When your time in Durham comes to a close and the prospect of returning home may feel equally exciting but maybe also a bit sad or possibly daunting. Give yourself time to readjust and savour the (re-)discovery of your own country and culture. We hope you will have enjoyed your time in Durham and will have created lasting memories and friendships!

Practical things

Confirmation letters

The Exchanges & Study Abroad Team can provide you with a letter to confirm your study period in Durham. The Exchanges & Study Abroad Team can also sign and stamp Certificate of Departure form for your home university. We will run Drop In Sessions during the last week of each term for you to bring your forms along to have signed. Dates and time of the sessions will be e-mailed to you during the term of your departure.

Academic transcript

A Transcript of Records will be sent to your personal e-mail address and a hard copy will be posted to your home university, except for Study Abroad students who will be sent the hard copy to their home address. Transcripts are not produced until the summer. Students who are here for part of the academic year will receive a Transcript Appendix to accompany the official Transcript of Records. The Transcript Appendix will reflect the actual grades you have received and this will be e-mailed to you a few weeks after the end of the term.

Please note that it is not possible to provide you with a transcript before you leave Durham. If you require a transcript early or by a particular deadline then please inform the Exchanges & Study Abroad Team.

And finally...Stay in Touch!

We hope you have enjoyed your time in Durham and would like to know how where your future leads you from here. We hope you will stay in touch with us.

Contact Us

Exchanges & Study Abroad Team

Incoming Students 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3346325 (Incoming Students)
Fax: +44 (0)191 3346326